China's Ambitions in the Arctic
International Security: Contemporary and Emerging Threats, Forthcoming
Posted: 27 Dec 2019
Date Written: 2019
In recent years, China has become more active in the Arctic, for example through scientific research in the region or financial investments, but also by seeking observer status with the Arctic Council. This increasing interest by the self-declared "near-Arctic state" is met with mixed reactions. This chapter aims at providing the reader with some perspective on China's ambitions in the Arctic and the international legal frameworks within which China and other non-Arctic states find themselves with regard to the region.
Keywords: Arctic, China, Arctic Council
JEL Classification: K33
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